Niels-Erik Mortensen writes to BtP:
For some time, I have pondered upon a certain mystery. Some years ago, Bamse anticipated his new version of AWSoP in a song. Unfortunately, I have only heard this song once, but now I have confirmed my few information.
On the album, 16'eren ("Sixteenth"), 1990, Bamses Venner - featuring Flemming 'Bamse' Jørgensen recorded a song called Sommeren '67 ("The Summer Of '67"). Essentially, the song remembers the so-called "Summer Of Love", and beneath one of the verses, the opening organ theme from AWSoP is quoted.
Thus, Bamse has not only recorded Homburg previously (on a very early single), he actually recorded a snippet of AWSoP before the entire 1999-version.
Is there a co-credit to anyone in PH? I cannot answer that question as I don't own the CD/LP myself. But I'm quite convinced that the Summer of '67 is a Bamse-original. Quotations are seldom credited, you know.
I might add that the song is probably a few years older, as I clearly remember to have heard it (for the first and only time) during the summer of '88 - !
16th: full track list
|Ingen som dig||Sommeren 67|
|Mig og Knudsen||Venter hver dag||Du sku' prøve||Spillemanden|
|Go'mor'n Go'mor'n||Olsen||Hvem skulle tro||Gået her og tænkt|
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